It's good stuff. It's just not good for me.
Like that Merci chocolate in the back center. Like I need more chocolate.
Or the Sesame Street mouse pad. What on God's green earth ever possessed me to pick that up? I use a trackball so I don't need a mouse pad. And my kids are scared of Sesame Street.
My kids are also apparently scared of sunglasses. Into the giveaway bag with them.
That little gray box in the foreground? I was excited when someone from kaboodle handed it to me because: Oooh! A little gray box!
I continued to be excited even after I found out it's a purse hook. Until I thought more about it and realized that although it's totally cool and all, I don't know that I have ever had a need for a purse hook. And if I did have a need, I'm not sure that the tiny hook would hold a purse packed full of pull-ups, sunscreen, and wooden trains.
Total items: 9
I'd also like to take this opportunity to post part of a comment I got on my last post about giving away swag. Emma says:
You can't count that as junk you've got rid of! You just brought it in... surely all the other swag should be subtracted from your total ;)Clearly Emma has been talking to my husband because he's always telling me that when I bring a lot of crap into the house I should be subtracting it from my count.
Fortunately I make my own rules here at The Junk Pyramid, and you clutter accountants can suck it. (Oh, I kid. I love you all.)
Here is part of what I wrote back to Emma:
I believe that if I had refused the swag it wouldn't have counted as items I got rid of. But I don't think it matters how long something has been in my possession, as long as it is in my possession. Whether in a hotel room, or at home, I was still getting rid of my belongings. Especially the stuff I brought home in my suitcase.I absolutely loved getting this comment though. I am thrilled to hear that someone cares enough to object! What do you guys think? Should it count or not?
If I had bought the items in SF, then given them away, they would have counted, right? Just 'cause it's free, doesn't mean it's not clutter.
(And don't think if you all say that it shouldn't count that I'll be removing those items from my count, 'cause I won't. Remember? My blog, my ridiculous rules.)